Pattle, Marmaduke Thomas St. John 'Pat' [memorial] b. July 3, 1914 d. April 20, 1941 World War II Fighter Ace. A South African native, he finished college and joined the South African Air Force in 1936. Transferring to the Royal Air Force, he completed pilot training and was assigned to a combat unit in 1937. In April 1938, his unit was sent to Egypt, and by 1939 he had become a flight commander after World War II began. During his time over North Africa, he flew the bi-plane, Gloster Gladiator, and earned 15 kills, making him the highest and only Gladiator ace. In November...[Read More] (Bio by: International Wargraves Photography Project) Alamein Memorial, El Alamein, Matruh, Egypt Plot: Column 239.